New Fine Gael TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill could be in line for a quick promotion. She has worked in different government departments as an adviser, is close to Leo Varadkar and is a strong media performer. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Groups of TDs gathered around Leinster House and the National Convention Centre for nervous conversations about their prospects, conscious that they a(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: Admits it is “very unusual” not to have a senior minister from the west. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In his first Dáil appearance as Heather Humphreys’s replacement, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar confirmed what many were thinking about the botched delivery of(...)

President Michael D Higgins presents new Ministers with their seals of office. Photograph: Maxwells

The weather gods were unable to decide their attitude to the new government on Saturday. By turns they battered the national convention centre with la(...)

Eoghan Murphy, Josepha Madigan, Richard Bruton and Charlie Flanagan lost their Cabinet positions following the carve-up of roles between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party

Eight high-profile Fine Gael ministers have lost their Cabinet positions following the carve-up of roles between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green (...)

Fianna Fáil TDs Niall Collins and Timmy Dooley are being investigated over a series of votes last week. Photograph: PA

Fianna Fáil TDs Niall Collins and Timmy Dooley could each face a 30-day suspension from the Dáil if they are found to have breached voting rules by th(...)

People before Profit TD Bríd Smith accused the civil servants present of ‘obfuscation’. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A carbon tax can be introduced in a way that makes “everybody better off”, if the revenue raised is recycled in the correct way, an Oireachtas committ(...)

The  Lough Ree electricity power plant was closed after the Environmental Protection Agency said it would prosecute the ESB for discharging hot water into the Shannon.

The ESB is to reopen its Lough Ree electricity power plant in Longford, which was closed for environmental reasons three months ago. The peat-powered(...)

The chair of the Oireachtas Communications Committee Hildegarde Naughten, said it was ‘critical’ the Government proceed and sign the contract.

It would be a “waste of time” to independently review the €3 billion national broadband plan, Fine Gael members of the Oireachtas Communications Commi(...)

The Government is going ahead with the broadband project despite the advice of some who caution the €3 billion programme does not represent good value.

A draft Oireachtas committee report into the national broadband plan has said it is “unfair” the network will be owned by a private investor despite a(...)

March for Climate Change: students on their way to Leinster House on March 15th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Political discourse in the State is mostly predictable but it can spring big surprises, sometimes from unexpected quarters. On March 15th, children a(...)

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